Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary Ann Steele Bennett


Mary Ann Steele

Born on February 4, 1854

Daughter of
Alfonso Parcutt Steele and Mary Ann Powell

Sister to
Hampton, Alonzo Leo, Alvarado "Rado", Francis Marion "Frank",
Leonard and Missouri Alice

Wife of
George Townsend Bennett

Mother to
James, Eveleen, Frederick, Roy and Harvey

Died on June 21, 1940
Buried in the Mexia City Cemetery
Mexia, Limestone County, Texas

Mary Ann Steele Bennett was my 2nd great grand aunt through her brother, Francis Marion "Frank", who was my paternal great, great grandfather.



Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, James Coston.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Bertha Bynum Odom

Hattiesburg American - 2/25/1970

Bertha Rebecca Bynum Odom was the daughter of James Benjamin Bynum and Annie Jane Sumrall.  She was also a sister to my maternal grandfather, John Buel Bynum.


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Tombstone Tueday - Mary Matilda Bynum


Mary Matilda "Mollie" Bynum

Born on July 4, 1870

Daughter of
Prentice Montgomery Bynum and Frances Welch

Sister to
Aurelia, Ben, Ida, Buford, John Franklin, Felix, Charity,
Robert, Willard and Nannie Nita

Wife of
Simeon "Sim" Herrin

Mother to
Fannie, Ida, Ora, Lucy, Sallie, Prent and Buford

Died on March 13, 1928
Buried in the New Hope Cemetery
Sanford, Covington County, Mississippi


Tombstone photograph was taken by FindAGrave member, Natalie Maynor.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Mappy Monday - James Benjamin Bynum Land


On June 8, 1901 James Benjamin "Ben" Bynum purchased 157.54 acres of land in Lamar County, Mississippi.  The land was located south of Sumrall in Township #5, Range #15.

Bureau of Land Management



Ben Bynum was twenty-six years old when he purchased this acreage.  By 1901, four of thirteen children had already been born to Ben and Annie Jane Sumrall Bynum.  Their oldest son, John Buel, was my maternal grandfather.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Narvel Houston Bynum

Hattiesburg American - 3/31/1952

Narvel Houston Bynum was a brother to my maternal grandfather, John Buel Bynum.